Description : In 1987, Latif Yahia was taken to sadam's headquarters to meet Uday, Saddam's eldest son, and told that a great honour has been bestowed upon him: that because of the great likeness between them, he had been chosen to be Uday's double. For many Iraquis it would have been the highlight of their lives, but for Latif, a peace-loving man who did not agree with Saddam's brutal regime, it was not. He refused. Following a week of torture and realising he would be killed if he continued to refuse, Latif was forced to accept the role. After a gruesome training programme during which he was made to watch over thirty films of torture, hours of tapes of Uday, and undertake a final remodelling of his appearance, Latif was deemed ready. But it was only after the final test, a meeting with Saddam himself, that Latif made his first public appearance. And so began his life as Uday's double- a life on the perimeter of the inner circle of Saddam's eldest son, a witness to the horror of his insane life of debauchery, excess and brutality, and an experience for which he almost paid with his life on more than one occasion.
Description : This critical edition of the working notes for Dombey and Son (1848) is ideal for readers who wish to know more about Charles Dickens’s craft and creativity. Drawing on the author’s manuscript in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London—and containing hyperlinked facsimiles—Dickens’s Working Notes for Dombey and Son offers a new digital transcription with a fresh commentary by Tony Laing. Unique and innovative, this is the only edition to make Dickens’s working methods visible. John Mullan has called Dombey and Son Dickens’s 'first great novel.' Set amid the coming of the railways, it tells the story of a powerful man—typical of the commercial and banking magnates of the period—and the effect he has on his family and those around him. Laing presents the worksheets and other materials (transcribed for the first time) that together grew into the novel. Reading the book alongside this edition of the notes enlarges the understanding of Dickens’s art among teachers, students, researchers and Dickens enthusiasts. As cultural tastes shift from print to digital, Dickens’s Working Notes helps preserve Dickens’s work for the future. The magnifying and linking functions of the edition mean that the notes are more easily and usefully—not to mention accessibly—exhibited here than elsewhere. Laing gives present-day readers the chance not only to recapture the effect of serial publication but also to gain greater insight into the making of a work which, by general agreement and Dickens’s own admission, has a special place in his development as a novelist.
Description : Summary, Analysis & Review of Stephanie Dray’s and Laura Kamoie’s America’s First Daughter by Instaread Preview: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is the story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph, a daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Based on Jefferson’s letters and actual historical events, the novel imagines Patsy’s struggles to remain loyal to her father while following her own heart during America’s turbulent post-Revolutionary years. The novel opens in 1826 just after the death of Jefferson. Patsy is left to go through her father’s letters. In addition to Patsy, Jefferson is survived by Sally Hemings, a slave about Patsy’s age who is the half-sister of Jefferson’s late wife. Hemings was his lover for many years and the mother of several of his children. Patsy knows the story of her father’s long relationship with Sally can never be told. It is Patsy’s duty to protect both her father and her country by keeping his secrets… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Stephanie Dray’s and Laura Kamoie’s America’s First Daughter by Instaread · Summary of the Book · Main Characters · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
Description : Summary, Analysis & Review of Lynda Cohen Loigman’s The Two-Family House by Instaread Preview: The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman is a novel that follows two families whose lives are closely intertwined. Mort and Abe are brothers who share a two-family house with their respective families in Brooklyn, New York. Unbeknownst to the two men, their wives switch children after giving birth within moments of one another. The story traces the repercussions of that fateful night during the time between 1947 and 1970. The narrative begins in the spring of 1947 on the occasion of the bar mitzvah of Abe’s son Harry. Abe and his wife, Helen, will attend with Harry’s three brothers, Joe, George, and Sam. Mort has long been dreading the ceremony. He’s not one for celebrations or for spending time with his family, for that matter. On top of that, he’s jealous. Mort has always wanted a son. Instead, he has three daughters: Judith, Mimi, and Dinah. His wife is Rose… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Lynda Cohen Loigman’s The Two-Family House by Instaread · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
Description : The past changes you forever... The Turning Point is a gripping novel of passion, intrigue and ambition, set against the backdrop of 1950s Britain from acclaimed author Judith Lennox. Perfect for fans of Lulu Taylor and Rachel Hore. Cambridge, 1952. When Ellen Kingsley embarks upon an exciting career in scientific research she soon finds herself caught in a bitter world of rivalry and ambition. Resisting the advances of charismatic Mark Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success, she moves to London and falls in love with dashing Alec Hunter. Then a chance encounter introduces Pharaoh to Ellen's old school friend, the captivating India Mayhew, and they embark upon a passionate love affair that leaves destruction in its wake. And amid a web of deceit and desire, long-held secrets will be revealed with far-reaching consequences... What readers are saying about The Turning Point: 'An engaging, warm and involving romantic saga to sink into while you are relaxing on holiday, curled up on the sofa or tucked up in bed' 'An engaging story, with a wonderful mix of mystery and romance' '[This book] has everything a good story should have'